FGG suggests 5 acre cap on land holding for Rythu Bandhu


Hyderabad: Forum for Good Governance (FGG), a Hyderabad-based NGO, on Thursday suggested that the State government put a cap on land holding of five acre per farmer for benefits to be availed under Rythu Bandhu.

In a statement issued here, FGG Secretary M Padmanabha Reddy said beneficiaries of higher income groups should be excluded from the Rythu Bandu programme.

All India Service officers, employees of Government and Government undertakings whose monthly pension was Rs 25,000 or more should also be made ineligible, he said. Fallow lands may be exempted from extending the benefits under the programme. These measures would help in reducing the expenditure from Rs.15,233 crore to Rs.5,111 crore and facilitate savings of Rs.10,122 crore under the programme, he explained.

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